[ 672B-9]  Design claim conciliation panel hearing; decisions.  (a)  Within thirty days after the completion of a hearing, the design claim conciliation panel shall file a written advisory decision with the department and shall thereupon mail copies to all parties concerned, and their counsel.  The panel shall decide the issue of liability and shall state its conclusions in writing.  

Terms Used In Hawaii Revised Statutes 672B-9

     (b)  After a finding of liability, the design claim conciliation panel shall decide the amount of damages, if any, which should be awarded in the case.  The decision as to damages shall include in simple, concise terms a division as to which portion of the damages recommended are attributable to the design professional, economic losses and noneconomic losses; provided the panel may not recommend punitive damages.

     (c)  The decision shall be signed by all members of the design claim conciliation panel; provided that any member of the panel may file a written concurring or dissenting opinion.

     (d)  The advisory decision required by this section need not be filed if the claim is settled or otherwise disposed of before the decision is written or filed.